LIBERTY — A house construction project by the Casey County High School Industrial Arts Department was approved Monday.
Garland Whitis, instructor, got a promise of $27,000 from the county Board of Education to build a three-bedroom house near the high school that can be moved to another location. He said the house will be finished within a year.
He said the class has made $475 overall profit for the first three houses the class built, but the class is not in the business to make money, only to break even.
This is the fourth house the class has built, said Whitis. The first one was built for $20,000 and sold for $24,000; the second was built for $19,800 and sold for $20,000, and the third one did not make a profit. It cost $22,600 to build and sold for $19,000.